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South Mississippi officials gathered Wednesday (May 24) to break ground on a big addition to the Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport, south Mississippi media outlets reported. The addition will push the casino’s floor space to 123,000 — the largest on the Mississippi Gulf Coast,

The new, smoke-free venue will be on the south side of U.S. 90 and provide an additional 43,000 square feet of gambling space.

Floor-to-ceiling glass will give visitors a view of the water in the Mississippi Sound. The addition will include new bars and restaurants, as well as more space for gambling. It will create around 250 jobs, the TV station reported.

The addition opens in summer of 2018, the story said.